Fine dining chef Eric Huang pivots to making fried chicken in Queens so good it has 6-week wait

FRESH MEADOWS, Queens (WABC) — As many people and businesses have had to pivot during the pandemic, a gourmet chef in NYC has found success with fried chicken. In fact, it’s become so popular you can only order it online and only if you know the secret code.

“People just really want to eat something great and have it conveniently delivered,” said Eric Huang, chef, and owner of Pecking House.

It sounds great, but fried chicken was never the plan for this former fine-dining chef.

Huang spent 10 years cooking in some of New York’s most exclusive restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park, which was voted best in the world four years ago.

He left last January with ill-fated hopes of running his own high-end kitchen.

“I was like, I want to be a Michelin star chef and that’s what I worked toward for 10 years, and then obviously

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